Billboard talked to Archuleta about the new release and noted that this new record is very age appropriate for the 19-year-old star, who has produced a work of lively, upbeat pop tunes.
In the interview with Billboard Archuleta explains: “My goal with the album was to make it as ‘me’ as possible. I wanted to introduce people to the kind of goofy, dorky, weird personality I have. The first album had a lot of great pop songs, but this album is so much more personal.”
One reason it’s more personal is that Archuleta helped write 10 of the set’s 12 tracks.
The album’s first single, “Something ‘Bout Love,” was released earlier this summer and Billboard reports it has sold 45,000 downloads, according to SoundScan.
In preparation for the release Archuleta has been doing a radio tour that will carry through the month, and continue to have him performing rather than just hitting the interview circuit. “We picked markets he could perform in, because that’s one of his best assets,” Nicole Bilzerian, Jive Label Group director of marketing says. “He gets onstage and sings and gives everyone chills.”
You can check out the full write-up of Archuleta’s upcoming release (tomorrow!) here on Billboard to see what market David is hoping to capture.
Do you plan to buy The Other Side of Down tomorrow?